I thoroughly enjoy weddings.
Jovial People. Positive Energy. Great Vibes
If I'm not attending one, I'm assisting a photographer at one and sometimes I even have the pleasure of being a second shooter. Being a second shooter allows me to depict my creativity to its utmost potential. There are no boundaries. As a second shooter, I leave the boring more traditional shots up to the main photographer and the more avant-garde photos up to me!
So I ask you...Will you be this relaxed on your special day?
What was described to be a mix between Coachella and Burning Man, Escape To New York, was certainly not your average run of the mill music festival. This festival focused not only on music but the arts and some scrumptious cuisine as well!
This festival captivated my attention right from the get-go due to the fact that it emulated a fantastical land similar to that of Alice In Wonderland. Normally, I enjoy people watching on Phish Tour or at your local Walmart Supercenter but this festival trumped both scenes! People were animated with costumes just as colorful as their imaginations!
Everything stated within Escape To New York's manifesto was pretty accurate.
For example, Exhibit A is a photo used on the festivals website to give a preview as to what's to be expected. Exhibit B is what I came to find.
I've attended many festivals in my day, however, none hold a flame to the art instillations showcased at the Escape To New York Festival. Each piece was innovative, varying in medium, purpose, and sense of scale.
While enjoying an overpriced nice cold beer, a fellow festi-goer approached me asking if I had stumbled into the woods yet... I replied "no." It was at that time that this perfect stranger suggested I waltz on over and check out one particular piece, he referred to as "disturbing."
If this doesn't change your perception of good old Bambi, I don't know what will. I'm unsure what would possess one to construct such a _____________ (insert witty word here), but I do give this artist an A+. Why? Shock art. I am a firm believer in creating artworks which evoke emotion. Whether you are repulsed or titillated is irrelevant, the fact of the matter is, this piece impacted your mind in some way, causing you to have a reaction. She certainly got a rise out of many people, thus making this piece a success! Kudos!
Part 2 of Escape 2 New York will cover: the ever evolving scenery, music artists
& any other random bullshit I can blog about!
For more reviews on the good, bad and ugly, check out Jetset Farryn's
"Escaping A Teepee At Escape To New York Festival"
Presented to you by Long Island's KJOY 98.3
What Women Want
Long Island's Ultimate Girl's Night Out
When? Wednesday, August 10th, 2011
Where? Carlyle on the Green at Bethpage State Park
My Role? Photograph ladies in front of Step N Repeat and document the overall event
Recap? Tons of women getting all liquored up, placing bets in hopes of winning some luxurious grand prize ... my kind of event!
Feedback? Great event, beautiful layout...however next time they should have better grub!
Special thanks to Interactive Entertainment Concepts, show them love by "liking" their facebook page!
To view online gallery click: HERE!
To view online invite click: HERE!
Please note*** this is JUST a teaser.. there are only 30+ photos posted here out of 250!
While shooting a retirement party, I couldn't help but focus on these two love birds.
Before & After
Event produced by 106.1 WBLI, Long Island's #1 Hit Music Station, and production by The ECHO AGENCY of NY & VP Events. MC ECHO & DJ Giovanni.
The Morning Show crew, Dana & Jeffery, hosted an amazing event! Over 500 woman came out for a great time and FREE stuff. The Drag queens were a wonderful addition to the event, bringing the party to another level!
Since I grew up listening to 106.1 WBLI, I was absolutely delighted to shoot this event!
Great music, great people, great hosts & entertainment!
These are just a few of my personal favorites taken throughout the night!
I was working under Brian Stephen Photography for Eric Emaury Talent Agency.
Find your photo on Facebook: Eric Emaury Talent Agency
As it turns out, some of my photos taken at the HeadCount benefit were also displayed on:
June 6, 2011 | Wines That Rock | Howard JLast Week, Wines That Rock crew hit the Brooklyn Bowl for a benefit concert organized by our friends over at Headcount. HeadCount is a great organization that registers voters at concerts and works with musicians to promote participation in democracy. The event was one of the final shows by legendary artist The Rads – otherwise known as the New Orleans Radiators.
After 33 years, The Big Easy's premier jam band announced to ‘Fishheads’ it would end their epic run at this month's final performances. Final 3 shows (entitled ‘The Last Watusi‘) are scheduled for June 9, 10 & 11th at the world renowned Tipitinas in New Orleans.
FROM HJ: The Rads have been a huge part of my world of music; from my first day at Tulane Campus, going to see the Radiators at Tipatinas, or getting ready for MOMS ball, The Radiators have always been pure fun. From everyone at Wines That Rock, we wish the Rads Bon Voyage!
Photo provided by jaclynfidlerphotography.com- Thanks Jaclyn!
Thank you Howard J from Wines-That-Rock
Often times, writers reach out to me requesting a photo or two to pair with their story.
About a month ago, a writer for HeadCount contacted me about using one of my photos from Ultra Music Festival for an article he was writing on the artist LEBO. www.headcount.org/interview-with-artist-david-lebo/
It was at that time that I figured why not contact music affiliated organizations such as HeadCount, offering my photographic services. The next thing I knew, I was signed up to shoot one of HeadCounts larger benefits featuring The Radiators for their farewell tour! The benefit took place at the Brooklyn Bowl, a personal favorite of mine. Side note: If you are looking for some organized fun, this is the place for you. The Brooklyn Bowl has the BEST fried chicken around, great live music and bowling, all wrapped into one!
The night was an absolute hit and I look forward to working with HeadCount again in the near future!